Bibliography Art and Life

These texts all concern the place of aesthetics in our lives in one way or antoher. Think of the aesthetic value realised in good character, in good urban planning, in one’s personal style, of the ugliness of consumerism, etc.

This bibliography is associated with the reading group on The Aesthetic Life.

Core reading

  • Jun’ichirō Tanizaki 1977 [1933], In Praise of Shadows. Thomas J. Harper and Edward G. Seidensticker (trans.)
  • Walter Pater (1868), From ‘Poems by William Morris’, in The Aesthetes: A Sourcebook. Ian Small (ed.) Routledge. pp. 18-21.
  • Walter Pater, ‘On Style’ in The Aesthetes: A Sourcebook. Ian Small (ed.) Routledge. pp. ????.
  • Audre Lorde 1984, ‘Poetry is not a Luxury’ in Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. New York: Quality Paper Book.
  • Irvin, Sherri (2010). Aesthetics as a Guide to Ethics. In Robert Stecker & Theodore Gracyk (eds.), Aesthetics Today: A Reader. Rowman and Littlefield. pp. 370-377.
  • Yuriko Saito, ‘Consumer Aesthetics and Environmental Ethics: Problems and Possibilities’ The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 76:4 Fall 2018

Further reading

  • Mary Haweis 1883, The Art of Beauty. London : Chatto & Windus (Online)
  • Adrian Stokes 1965, Gasometer and Tower. Routledge.
  • Walter Pater 1885, Marius the Epicurean. Vol. 1 & 2. (Online)
  • Soetsu Yanagi 2019, The Beauty of Everyday Things. Michael Brase (Translator) Penguin